Fridays with Franky: Meet the WeHaKee 2016 Staff, Part 1
Hi there, Franky the WeHaKee Camp Dog here with some of my new and old friends to introduce to you! In the coming weeks I would like to give you the chance to get to know our 2016 staff, so you can be just like me–excited for camp to start. Every year I get to meet some wonderful women who will work and play with the wonderful campers that come to WeHaKee.
But since today is April Fool’s Day, I thought I would start with some fools you already know! (Just kidding, I don’t want them to stop giving me treats).
Firstly, a couple weeks ago you might have seen that Margaret Roesler (or “Thatch”) is back year-round. Here’s a little more about her!
My name is Margaret Roesler, but like Franky said, some of you know me as Thatch. I am so excited to be WeHaKee’s new Business Administrator, and spend my summers on the shores of Hunter Lake! I was previously a counselor, Leadership Academy Coordinator, and Communications Manager at WeHaKee and I loved every minute of those jobs. Working for camp year-round is the perfect challenge for someone like me, because everything I do is about the campers having a GREAT summer. There’s nothing more important than that and it’s very motivating! I am from the Twin Cities in Minnesota, and I love hiking, reading, running, and ANYTHING on the water.
Fun Fact from Franky: Thatch’s most used emoji is the dog emoji… I hope that’s because of me!
Thanks Thatch! I’m looking forward to blogging and walking together!
And my next introduction is for two old friends of mine… they might be some of my favorite people in the world!
I’m Maggie and I am thrilled and honored to be involved with WeHaKee Camp for Girls and all of the tradition and history that is a part of this incredible camp. Before arriving at WeHaKee Camp for Girls, my husband Bob and I directed a camp in northern Minnesota for a number of years. Prior to that I worked for the Girls Scouts in a number of positions – as a camp director, as an executive director in central Wisconsin, and as the Chief Operating Officer of the St. Croix Valley Girl Scouts in St. Paul, Minnesota. These have been wonderful opportunities, but I can honestly say that providing leadership at WeHaKee Camp for Girls is the most rewarding experience I have had. This is truly a special and unique place!
This is Bob and I too, am very excited to be working with my wife at this exceptional camp for girls. It amazes me how much the single-gender camp environment allows girls and young women to blossom in ways not possible elsewhere. Prior to working with Maggie at our previous camp, I was a school counselor at the elementary and middle school level in Minnesota. And before that I spent several years as a high school and middle school band director. Like Maggie, I enjoyed my work in these settings, but the position at WeHaKee Camp for Girls has been exceptionally fulfilling, and a whole lot of fun.
Fun Fact from Franky: Bob and Maggie have over 50 years of combined experience in working with children and youth! I wonder what that is in dog years…
Please stay tuned in the next couple of weeks for more 2016 staff introductions. I have some amazing women to introduce to you, and they can’t wait to see you at camp!